Internet Culture



Cain's Twitter account sent a now-deleted tweet downplaying covid-19, highlighting an ongoing debate over verified Twitter accounts of the deceased.

In a Reddit group that's exploded during the pandemic, anonymous users share their personal stories, trade tips on navigating the bureaucracy and even send each other money for food or the electric bill.

Influencers who create graphics about social justice issues are becoming wildly popular, including the account @soyouwanttotalkabout, which has gone from 500 followers to a million.


During the pandemic, Baskin joined an app where you can hire the likes of Anthony Scaramucci and Lindsay Lohan to create videos about … basically anything.

More than 67,000 editors have worked on covid-19, and the main English-language article has more than 70 million pageviews.

“I have 40 million people following me on this app,” said Spencer X. “Where would those people go?”

On Instagram, Madonna posted part of the same viral video that President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. promoted on Twitter.

Stella Immanuel, who appeared in a video that was retweeted by President Trump but banned by social media companies, is known for making outlandish claims.

The Facebook ad aims to depict the president as a proponent of “public safety.”

"I@had no idea I made yogurt today. Wow," read one of author Susan Orlean's tweets. "WHO IS SICK AND TIRED OF EVERYTHING," read another.

While it might seem like just another Internet oddity, the group is actually helping to fulfill a social need during a pandemic.

In response to Paul's party, Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub said, "Everyone needs to act responsibly in order to protect our entire community."

Inside the world of Karen parody videos, reality and fiction begin to blur.

The London-based Thea rose to prominence with videos about dancing and beauty.

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When we look back on this year, it might feel like one big blur.

Some have used memes to give attention to Breonna Taylor's death, but others question if they’re able to actually spark change.

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For those of us without boxing equipment lying around, Alexa, Siri and the Google "assistant" make great punching bags.

Target has stopped carrying Dawson’s books, and beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook accused him and his friend Jeffree Star of telling her “poisonous lies” about fellow YouTuber James Charles.

"Inspired" by Jenna Marbles, some found the apology by Shane Dawson to be lacking — including Jaden and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The story that TikTokers and K-poppers are the sole reason the rally was poorly attended has also drawn its fair share of skeptics, who point out that the reality is likely much more complex.

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